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22 Jun 2014

Conference of Montreal a clear success

The 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal, held from June 11 to 14, drew an estimated 3,000 participants from around the world, who converged on Québec’s largest city to hear renowned guest speakers explore topical issues related to globalization and the economy. Held under the theme “A Global Economy in Transition: New Strategies, New Partnerships,” this year’s Conference highlighted the broad transformations under way in countries and regions around the world and the importance of understanding the impact of these changes on the global economy. The Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI) was responsible for interdepartmental coordination of this major event.

The Québec government is a key partner of the Conference of Montreal, both financially and in terms of organization of activities.

Québec Premier Jean Charest served as patron of honour and gave a talk at a conference lunch on Monday, June 11. Earlier in the day, he was invited to wrap up a forum organized by the Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC), entitled “International Mobility and Economic Competitiveness.” Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, also took part in the forum.

In addition to the MRI and the MICC, the following Québec government departments contributed to the success of the 18th edition of the Conference of Montreal:

  • The Ministère du Développement économique, de l’Innovation et de l’Exportation (MDEIE) organized the forum “China: New Urban Centres, New Business Opportunities.”
  • The Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (MAPAQ) contributed to a working breakfast dubbed “Traceability, Food Sanitation and International Trade” and the “Globalization and Agri-food: Culture Clash?” forum.

As in previous years, the 2012 edition of the Conference of Montreal was an excellent opportunity for high-level bilateral discussions.

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